***Original design from Naz Forge***
*****Please note, this is a "Made to order" listing...The one in the photos above is one I made previously and yours will be based on this one...*****
Blacksmith forged, this functional piece of wall (door) art will be a conversation striker with all your guests.
First, let's talk about the dragon's head, it starts out as 5/8" solid round stock iron and comes to life on the anvil under the hammer blows at a yellow/orange heat. Details are then added using hand held punches that I made (eye punch, nostril punch, etc...).
After the head is complete, it's back to the fire to heat and form the body with long smooth curves, loops, and a pointy curved tail...
(4th photo shows this step being made)
For the wings, I drew them and had them laser cut , I bring them to an orange heat in the forge and hammer them all around to give them texture and match the hand forged dragon.
I then drill a hole in the dragon's neck to insert the pivot pin so it moves freely allowing the dragon's whole body to rock back and forth in a knocking motion.
The pivot pin bracket is welded to the wings which are secured to the door (or wall) with 4 screws.
The back plate is a 1/4" thick flat bar that measures 4" x 4". It is hammered all around and my signature "Naz" is stamped at the bottom, this plate is also fixed to the door (or wall) with 4 screws.
The dragon's stands approximately 18" - 20" tall and the wings are 12" wide.
For cleaning, I use the wire brush followed by a light sand paper. This highlights the hammer marks.
For protection I brush on two coats of Renaissance wax which is a high quality wax used in museums worldwide on armory, swords, precious metals, etc... .
Included are 8 decorative wood screws that match the ironwork.
This listing will put your order on my fabrication list, I will contact you with approximately how long my turnaround time is at that moment. (or you can contact me first to know what my turnaround time is at that moment)...
This signed metal sculpture is a highly decorative and functional piece of art that will last a few lifetimes.
For a look inside the forge, videos & more photos, please visit my facebook page by "copy & pasting" this link : https://www.facebook.com/nazforge
(Don't forget to "like" my page while you're there to get updates on my new items & original designs)...
Thanks for the interest !
I accept all major credit cards, paypal and Etsy Gift Cards.
I am shipping from Canada.
All items are shipped 1-2 business days following cleared payment unless it is a made to order, custom or personalized order, in which case an estimate of the shipping delay will be sent out to you.
USA CUSTOMERS :
If the total of your shipping fees add up to $16.50 or over, I will use either UPS or USPS and the delivery delay will be between 4 to 8 business days after shipment. (You will be provided with a tracking number and I will send you a message to confirm when your order is shipped)...
If the total of your shipping fees is less than $16.50, I will use USPS standard shipping... Shipping delay with this method will usually be between 8-12 business days...There is no tracking number provided with this shipping method, please take note that I can not be held responsible if your order is lost in the mail...
(If you would like to upgrade your order with a faster shipping, don't hesitate to contact me and I will arrange a reserved listing with the adjusted price for you)...
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS :
I will use Canada Post , UPS or Canpar for Canadian destinations.(Delivery delay is usually within one week after shipment)...
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES :
If you are purchasing one of my large personalized bottle opener sets of 4-12, you will be provided with a tracking number and an estimate of delivery delay is indicated in each listing...
For all other listings, the shipping prices are set for economy air shipping, there is no delivery date available and no tracking number provided with this shipping option..., please take note that I can not be held responsible if your order is lost in the mail with this shipping option...(If you need it by a certain date or would like a tracking number for your order, you may contact me for other shipping options and prices)...
If you're not satisfied with your order, please contact me within 3 days of received item for a return request. I will refund your total amount .
Please keep in mind that you will be responsible for the return shipping fees.
This refund policy is not valid on personalized or custom orders.